MERGER AND UPGRADATION OF GRADE PAY LDC & UDC – T.K.R. Pillai
T.K.R. Pillai, General Secretary of All India Association of Administrative Staff(Non Gazetted) expressed his view on an order recently published by DoPT regarding the chage of Nomenaclature of LDC and UDC in Central Secretariat. We reproduced the article and given for your ready reference…
CHANGE OF NOMENACLATURE OF LDC & UDC IN CENTRAL SECRETARIAT
Dopt has decided to change the nomenclature of ldc & udc of central secretariat offices. But nothing is heard in respect of change of nomenclature/merger of ldcs and udcs of subordinate offices. It is to be noted that immediately before the finalization of 6th pay commission report, government had upgraded the pay scale of the assistant in central secretariat from rs. 5500-9000 to 6500-10500 that paved them to get an edge over the pay of the assistants of subordinate offices. Likewise it may be a move to give more benefits to the ldc & udcs of central secretariat in 7th cpc.
It is to be noted that this association has continuously raising the merger and upgradation of grade pay ldc & udc. The case was sent to jca section with recommendation by the dopt but the jca returned the same to dopt with a remark that “this is not an issue of anomaly and no such item was before the national anomaly committee” and suggested that establishment ii may process the cases with the case of ldc & udcs of central secretariat in consultation with the ministry of finance. But dopt has returned the case to this association with a directive to take up the same with ministry of finance directly.
It is worth to mention here that jca had returned the case with a plea that this is not an issue of anomaly and no such item was before the national anomaly committee. Whereas on 9th june when the last meeting of the national anomaly committee held, item no. 4 –”upgradation of pay band and grade pay of ldcs and udcs” was discussed. When there was no item was pending with the jca, then how this item surfaced in the anomaly committee meeting. Similarly the concerned officer in dopt had oraly informed me that the case of ldc & udc was returned because his section is dealing the cases of ldc & udc of central secretariat only and the ldc & udc of central secretariat had not demanded their pay up-gradation.
The state of ldcs posted in subordinate offices had discussed in this website several times. They are allocated with work worth to be allocated to udc/assistant and in most of the cases officers are taking decision on the file put up by the ldcs where as in central secretariat such files initiates by udc/assistant level. Thus it is high time the government should take a decision on the upgradation of grade pay and nomenclature of ldc & udcs working in the subordinate offices before the finalization of pay commission report.